Phil Mitchell makes a shock decision!

EastEnders - Sharon Phil

Phil Mitchell has something important to tell Sharon about the future...

Phil Mitchell is stunned when he gets an offer on the car lot land and it’s a huge amount of money. Suspicious that all is not as it seems, Phil shares his concerns with Kathy. After considering his options, Phil tells Sharon that he’s decided not to sell, as he wants to do right by the family. Phil visits Ben and tells him he’s leaving him the Arches, while the car lot land will go to Jay.

Things are still a bit frosty between Mick and Linda, but Linda ploughs her energy into sorting out the staffing situation. When she decides to give Keanu a trial shift, Fi can barely hide her irritation. Annoyed by Linda’s attitude, Fi confronts Linda, who unexpectedly opens up to Fi.

Carmel is hopeful when she invites Max to go on the group holiday with her. Max, of course, ends up leaving Carmel hanging as he secretly checks out the idea with Fi. After a run-in with Kush, Max tells Carmel he’d be happy to accompany her. Delighted, Carmel blurts out that she loves him!

Also, Bex’s teacher Gethin becomes the newest resident of the Square as he moves into a flat at No.5.

Rachel Lucas
Forward Planning Deputy Manager

Rachel is a soaps and TV writer for, soaps podcaster and resident soap expert for UK TV listings magazines What's On TV and TV Times. After graduating with an art and design degree from Birmingham City University, she found her true calling in all things soap and has been writing about them for magazines and websites for over 20 years. A self-confessed soap addict, she's always had a great love of all the UK and Aussie soaps and owns everything from a Neighbours 1990 Annual to a DVD box set of classic Corrie episodes to prove it.